Making the Most of Google Places

Posted by kevin williams on Sep 13, 2011 in Web

Google Places replaced Google Local Business Center back in 2010. Place Pages are the business listing pages that are found in Google local searches. These pages generally contain information about a particular business such as address, phone number, reviews, images, and other important information that the business adds after they claim their listing.

Having a Google Place ranking will become more important, as more emphasis is placed on local searches. So the first 'place' to start is to make sure that:

  1. You have claimed your Google Place
  2. Once claimed, make sure it is set up with all the correct details.

See this google help guide to get you started

As well as being able to enter your business details, you can, via the Google Places dashboard, see visitor trends, edit your listing, upload photographs etc.

About the author: kevin williams

Kevin is one of the founding members of Servon Design. He splits his time between new business opportunities and front-end web development. With a wealth of internet experience behind him, he is more passionate about what he does, than ever before. Google+